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place. klay thompson 1-11 as washington state trying to stay in the race. the pac-10 leader in the men's program is cal and they have a great match tomorrow against arizona, one versus two. and you can see it on many of these stations. washington state really need as basket. they're going klay thompson. koprivica. the extra pass. capers. and he misses. they're unselfish, but they just can't put it down. isaiah thomas. for three. >> miles: attacking the zone defend. overton pushes it up over the middle. thomas gets the wide open three. >> steve: washington state has not scored a field goal in this half. and moore is going to the foul line on a foul. >> miles: overton gets a deep outlet. zone defense can't get set. thomas has the perfect follow-through and splashes the three point shot. >> steve: the foul on overton, not thomas and that is venoy's third personal foul sending reggie moore to the free-throw line. six minutes have passed and washington state, with a great distance on the road. the crowd giving it to reggie moore. he's a seattle mats differennat. >> steve: that blocking foul
point shooting teams and washington did a fantastic job defensively on those in this building. >> miles: they'll need it get out to these guys today. maybe we'll see a little zone defense at some point because right now the man-to-man defense is getting sliced up. >> steve: enquist comes in for washington state. reggie moore also back in. pondexter makes it a 23-16 game. isaiah thomas defending clay thompson who tries to back him down. he still has been shut out, on the leading scorer has not scored in the first ten minutes of this game. >> miles: start play, i'll live with that shot. he recognizes smaller defend, i'm 6'6", he's 5'8", i can get to the shot that i want to get to. he just didn't knock it down. >> steve: second foul on bryan-amaning. he may have to come out. at the free-throw line is charlie enquist, sophomore from edmonds, washington. talks to matthew bryan-amaning. they'll need his rebounding and shot blocking ability. second personal foul early in this game. >> miles: they're in the bonus halfway through the first half. these guys are going to the line for one and one o
, the war -- civil war had been going on for several years. in washington was really a hospital city at that time. there was as many as 50,000 soldiersnd sailors in the hospitals of washington, temporary hospital set up all over town. and of course, those people started dying and they had to be buried. so earlier in the war, the national cemeteries were established at alexandria, virginia and at the old soldiers home in northwest washington. they were planned to accommodate all of those who died in the washington area hospitals. what happened was that the war went on much longer and was much bloodier than anybody expect it so that we pretty soon filled up the graveyards, the national cemeteries in alexandria and at the old soldiers home in washington and needed new imperial space. so the quartermaster's office of the union army looked across the river and found this place, arlington, and thought it would be a good place to begin burying people. arlington happened to be the home of robert e. lee, the confederate general. so not only was it a convenient place to begin military burials
will be added to your phone bill. standard messaging and data rates may apply. washington with a 61-38 lead over california. >> marques: good activity on defense by the huskies. nice job, quincy pondexter raising the high ball screen. terrific rotation on the pass to the corner to jerome randle. >> steve: theo robertson. >> marques: got to stay down. first half, pondexter got a foul jumping in the air. >> steve: theo misses the easy layup. this has just been a miserable afternoon for the cal bears. outside of patrick christopher, the rest of the team has gone 3 for 16 from the floor. >> marques: they're showing scrap and hustle on the inside. if you're theo robertson, you've got to make that shot on the second attempt. bodies on the ground pursuing the basketball. possession went the callaway. >> steve: pondexter and overton lead. looked like suggs may have grabbed christopher as he went by a screen. isaiah thomas is the guy doing most of the complaining. i thought they called one against scott suggs. >> marques: obvious call. you can't grab a guy's jersey. suggs did defensively. an intentional
soldier's home in northwest washington. they planned to accommodate all of those who died in the washington area hospitals. what happened was that the war went on longer and was bloodier than anybody expected this of that we pretty soon filled up the graveyards, national cemeteries in alexandria and at the old soldier's home in washington and needed new burial space. so the quartermaster's office of the union army looked across the river and found this place, arlington and thought it would be a good place to begin burying people. arlington happened to be the home of robert e. lee, the confederate general. so, not only was it a convenient place to begin military burials from the symbol war. it was also thought to be a matter of justice, maybe even vindication if you want to call it that. the first military burials at arlington can of may, 1864, well into the civil war and the very first of the burials was private from 67 pennsylvania infantry named william. he was a farmer from a poor family who, and he came to search in the union army. unfortunately he end up in the hospit
of rip van winkle's -- washington irving story, rip van winkle, which i think captures some of the extraordinary changes that took place in this. in 1789 and 1815. in fact, from the revolution to the second decade of the 19th century. irving, who was conservative and conservative sensibilities, wrote the short story which i think is his most famous short story, most of you are familiar with it. in the second decade of the 19th century. i think he was trying to express some of the awesome changes that he had experienced in his own lifetime. and they've been here developed an acute sense that his native land was no longer the same place that it had been a generation earlier. he had his character, as you recall, rip weakened from a street that had begun before the revolution and had gone on for 20 years or so. and when rip enters his own village, he immediately felt lost. the building, the faces, the names are all strange and incomprehensible. the very village wrote irving was largely more populous except among the agent who was no longer tolerated. the very character of the pe
merida, national editor of "the washington post." >> host: welcome to booktv's "after words." we're talking to tough university history professor peniel joseph who has a very compelling new book out, "dark days, bright nights: from black power to barack obama." welcome professor joseph. >> guest: thank you. >> host: tell me what that title means. that's a very intriguing title. >> guest: well, the title really talks about, refers to where black people have come from in this country really from the dark days ofve segregation and jim crow all the way to having the first african-american president. >> host: you, it was kind of a little ditty during the campaign that went viral, and you mention it early on in the book, and it goes rosa sat so martin could walk so that barack could run so that your children could fly. and that became kind can of a catch phrase toward the end, particularly among african-americans. you cite this and say that as motionally powerful as these words may be, they make for poor history. explain that. >> guest: absolutely. the whole notion of rosa parks has be
. >> this is a temperance found. this has been called washington, d.c.,'s uglies down. you will see on the top are forwards, faith faith, hope, charity and finally temperance which gives the foundation in. by the way, comes out, through the forwards, out of the bible from saint paul's letter to the corinthians. the found here was actually placed here in 1882 by a california dentist named henry cogswell. he had made his fortune in the gold rush and he was part of the whole assonance movement. he made enough money these statutes around the country on a handful of them survived, including here in washington, d.c., and also in new york city. if you look at the statue itself, it's loaded with symbolism here. both symbolizing water, so you see the two dolphins in the middle which are pretty ugly. water once came out of the mouse. this was an actual drinking fountain. there are two cranes on the top of the fountain. those are waterbirds. and it was actually, about 100 feet south of us now, there was a very, very bad neighborhood. so symbolically what they found said was the drink water instead of whiskey. whiskey
the heat of these statues around the country. only a handful of them survived including here in washington d.c. and also in new york city. if you look at the statue itself, of course it's loaded with symbolism here. mostly symbolizing water. so you see the two dolphins in the middle which are pretty ugly. one came out of their mouths and this is an actual drinking fountain. there was a broad cop. the two cranes on top of the fountain, which of course those are waterbirds. and when it was her upper corner of pennsylvania avenue 100 feet south of us now, it looked across from this very bad neighborhood. so symbolically what the fountain said western water instead of whiskey because whiskey drinking was very prevalent at the time in 1882. >> were do we go from here? >> were going to go hear a pin to chinatown to the smithsonian art museum which is where abraham lincoln had his second non-euro ball in 1865 and will talk about abraham lincoln and his new untempered fire. at the smithsonian american art museum and the portrait art gallery so it's to museums and one. it was renovated asters six y
and due process. 2005 was a different time than now. that was a big deal. i was in washington at the time as a capitol hill correspondent and i remember the stir it caused in washington. defense secretary donald rumsfeld called the report reprehensible. dick cheney said he was offended. . called it absurd. the washington post editorialized that, quote, lately the organization has tended to save its most vitriolic condemnation not for dictators but for the united states and. it was a clear attempt to try to discredit this organization. i have followed washington politics long enough to know that when top officials attack you instead of ignoring you it is because they are scared of you. the white house's attack on the group's credibility for me at that time was a clear affirmation of amnesty international integrity and power. we are talking about look bush administration but it is important to note that president obama signed the national defense authorization act that endorses another attempt by the u.s. government to conduct military commission trial. amnesty international and irene khan
for washington state. and on the wing in the defensive zone. >> miles: coach bone talked about when they were practicing this zone defense yesterday, they want to recognize who the shooters are. they want to make gaddy a jump shooter. he's only shooting 2-17 from the three point line. they want to extend out to isaiah thomas if he catches out behind the line. >> steve: right now it seems like washington state is matching washington with their defensive intensity. and clay thompson coming in, we told you missed the bus yesterday just by a few minutes. they held it up to him, but because he did not get to the bus in time, did not start, he comes in and two minutes into the game with a 3-0 lead. >> miles: when you're used to starting, we'll see how that can affect your psyche. and great back to back back cut down the floor for the could you arrests. that's how you beat overplay on defense. >> steve: early in this game reggie moore not playing like a freshman. >> steve: here's breshers. he's alone in the middle and drops it home. >> miles: did g. strong move over casto, the leading shot blocker.
. then for washington policy are well-paid drug. to our often insulated from the dirty work in streets of whose actions and decisions a negatively affect hundreds of thousands of families, especially those whose members have been incarcerated for selling drugs. so, any, in some sort of morality in politics in the sympathies that emerge for one or both sides after doing this work? >> of course my sympathies are with you pull in general, especially with people who have suffered enough the point of this quote here. those that are suffering are basically poor people and those promoting this policy of prohibition are generally pretty comfortable and well-to-do. prohibition has never been a very successful policy vis-À-vis drugs, except as a communist china or countries where you can absolutely dictate what every person does an authoritarian regimes. we need to re-examine this policy of prohibition. i think the obama administration is starting to shift on this issue, at least as far as medical marijuana is concerned. it certainly is time to decriminalize marijuana in this country and for very practical reas
booknotes. .'entirety at 3:25 on c-span. "washington journal" continues. host: we are talking with anne kornblut, her book, "notes from the cracked ceiling." >> thank you for having me. host: you say that this is a letdown and drove apart mothers and daughters and setback the equality in the political sphere of decades, why? perception before this election in the bill some kind of unified front among women at least within the democratic party. if there wasn't a bipartisan women's movement necessarily better least the democratic party was delighted and you go back and look what happened hillary clinton did win a lot of women as the democratic primary war she won older women but she split younger women and win sarah palin was on the republican ticket later she was not able to bring over democratic women or even very many independent women as the suspected they might be able to so rather than a groundswell of kind of a women's movement what i look at in the book is the fact it splintered generational a across party lines and even among women elected officials, some of whom went for obama s
washington post wrote on the 2008 campaign. i am sure we have copies in the front tonight. haines was a political reporter with the washington star when i first met him. he has written -- get this -- 16 books. some of which were co-authored with pierce. i was thinking it is a tribute to haines that so many of the books, not a majority but so many were written with other journalists. herb bloch was born in 1909 and he died in 2001. in between, he had a long and glorious career. he joined the washington post after serving in world war ii. his cartoons were so brilliantly thought out that he often defined the time. he is credited with inventing the expression mccarthyism in a 1950s cartoon. he won the pulitzer three times including 1964 after he published the defining cartoon on john kennedy's assassination, lincoln at the memorial weeping. many of her block's cartoons are etched in our memory. this generous book that haines has produced contains many of herlock's drawings and excellent explanatory text. the narrative gives us a historical context for the cartoons especially for peop
, "the new york times" ran an article called three great leaders: washington, lincoln, and grant. in 1985 they published an article getting right with lincoln. this explored american politicians and everyone else to square their own position with what they thought would be lincoln's position on the matter. they were drawn to his leadership. and measured their success by that which lincoln would have approved. and in 1974 "time" magazines asked who were the greatest leaders? lincoln's named appeared most frequently. c-span's 2009 presidential poll released the past president's day has abraham lincoln's first as he was in the last c-span survey in 2000 and today in 2009, 200 years after his birth, we as well lincoln authors are still trying to connect and get right with lincoln. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you so much more, with judge williams. hearing that means the person remained alive as long as their name was spoken and remembered. so in coming here tonight and in hearing those profound remarks from judge williams, we are keeping alive not only the memory of abraham lincol
>>> welcome to washington post live weekend. ahead. we'll look back at the raider's tough loss to the colts. where they are going next. and a look at the local teams. and cathy griffin gives us a take on tiger woods. you don't want to miss that. >>> there was an exit out of the playoffs. we weighed in on what the ravens need to do to make it back to the big game in the top headline. >>> the win in new orleans, a lot of optimism then they went to played out the way i expected. they were not blown out. and could not produce the better team won. how do you wrap up the season if you look at it big-picture wise. >> theynded up where you thought -- they ended up where you thought they would be. they are fighting to get into a streak and roll but they got to the playoffs, won a road game, beat by the accounts the best team in the look long term this is a solid franchise, this he are in a transition as the offense is growing t is a young group. they need help with the wide receiver position they know that. over on defense i think that any help with the corner position if they all year.
to make hollywood a really potent force in washington, and he built a fund-raising machine such as had not existed in hollywood before. and he became -- he became really -- he was somebody who could call any president on the phone. his relationship -- he began by raising money for jfk, but he wasn't -- he was never close to jfk. but then with johnson, he found somebody whom he really admired enormously and felt close to. and after that, it continued. i mean, nixon he wasn't so close to, but there was a republican at mca who had the relationship with nixon. and then reagan -- well, wasserman had been his agent back starting in 1939, so they had a relationship over decades of great reciprocity. and clinton wasserman was crazy about. i remember he said to me, you know, don't get me started on bill clinton. i'll sound like a lovesick teenager. c-span: connect the connie bruck dots for me. you have been in new york. you're married to a former congressman who was here in washington for a while, but you live in los angeles. when did all -- explain all that. where did you start in
state programs and one in washington d.c. you heard and you know that there is one here in colorado with with a very active and capable group of people, and i hope that all of you who are connected to congregations will talk to your religious leaders, or if you're in the position to sign up and become a member of colorado interfaith power and light, i think that you will find it very beneficial, very informative with resources for how you can green your congregations. and those of us working on this campaign realize that religion has an important role to play in finding solutions to this life-threatening problem. and additionally, the religious voice often brings moral authority. and it leads the way on social changes. and we have to lead now. our faith communities must lead now. when i started this ministry in 1997, there were only a few people who had made the connection between our faith in god and how we treat creation can. addressing global warming was received unenthusiastically at best. i was called a communist, i buzz in favor of -- was in favor of world government, and what
has. but one of your critics, you will recognize his name, sebastian, "washington post" columnist. >> he's described you i believe as a conspiracy theorist, and what he says that these documents are emphasis on the corporatocracy, and he's essentially saying there is no grand scheme among corporations, government to kind of rule the world as you suggest. i know that national security agency has also come out with a kind of warning, essentially the same morning, do not read john perkins. but of course, all these warnings cause more people to redo and make make you more successful. can you talk about the resistance you've met in any way, and what you do to kind of me that resistance? >> yeah, you know, i guess the first half would be to go back a bit and say after it's not been an economic hitman i started to write "confessions" several times and i contacted other economic hitman and jackals and get their story. and i received threats, sir's threats. my daughter was born in 82. it was during that time, and at the same time i was offered a huge bribe, half a million dollars, by big e
. you all know of washington monument syndrome, unicom are massive federal government, whenever they get a little type with a a budget because they have blown on all sorts of idiotic things, they close the washington monument, right, because they want to a a tourist who would then presumably go back to the district and say, wow, they are cut to the bone in washington. they better, they even had to shut down the washington monument. welcome in san diego which is the poster child of the city of san diego for pension abuse, my goodness, they are talking about bulldozing the fire pits at the beach to save a few pennies because of the city's budget crunch. so expect more of those types of examples. and this is due to the union power and the excessive spending. again, i go back to the point that it's a theme throughout the book, we are agreeing a two to tier society. and union power destroys chances of reform that it's very hard to reform our educational system. even noted conservatives such as the mayor of los angeles has called the education system in los angeles this new civil rights issue
bureau chief for the "washington post." i was able to explore to rome to ask questions. and i also asked myself, how did he get this way? this begin a long research effort to roll back the clock to the 1980's, a. i had covered in washington as a white house correspondent for the "washington post" and to understand how the fissile material, the passage in the chemicals not so widely spread. and in the process of the research, i got very lucky one day. i discovered the papers from the kremlin of the college the nebbish vitae. mr. could type with a professional staff member who passed away in 2001 boat doing my research i found he had left behind a large amount of documents from the time he served unessential member on the staff ready with on the defense department which was responsible for the entire industrial military complex. and mr. katayev was one of those fellows who lived by the power of his pencil and it's been. he filled dozens of large note works with notes every day of technical details, think that it happened in the kremlin, arms control, weapons decision. and what is so fascin
the nature of grief. we are talking about plato, played with an interesting figure and why. washington wasn't that kind of intellectual. if you want someone to lead your country, that is your -- any others? i can see everyone. if you have a kind of -- [applause] >> gordon wood wrote the radicalism of the american revolution. he is currently a history professor at brown university. for more information visit fox news contributor michele malkin is done in depth, author of four books including the culture of corruption. shea take your calls and e-mails. that is sunday live at noon eastern on booktv. did you know you can view booktv programs on line? go to type the name of the author or subject into the search area in the upper left-hand corner of the page. select the watch link. you can view the entire program. you might explore the recently on booktv box or the featured programs box to find and view recent and featured programs. >> public monuments, james kelly interviewed everyone he could find who had known abraham lincoln to create a realistic statue of the
that the public can do by itself. we do need political leadership here. for washington to realize that reasonable regulation with the into being fair, consistent financial market discipline that this is not a barrier to free market capitalism. that this is in the and necessary prerequisite to free market capitalism. so with that, i am very happy to take questions. thank you very much. [applause] >> i am howard, and my job here today is to point out questioners for nicole. if i might start, nicole, on your point about extending simple rules to new markets, do you have some feeling -- there's a lot of legislation now being considered in washington both on the house and senate side. is any of it consisted with a prescription you've offered this morning? >> no. [laughter] >> the one thing that is consistent was one of the first bills that came out, which was put unregulated derivatives on the regulated markets. however, that seems to have disappeared somewhere, and now we have chris dodd and senator dodd and representative barney frank going with this idea from president obama to create the systemic
the commander in the second division in fort lewis washington where i was there to participate and army wide program called contador. to become a regular army officer and i suspect many of you recall what the progress all about. i should point out for the youngsters for a in those days while the army may have been segregated all of the schools were not. none of the schools were segregated. they were integrated. some of you senior soldiers may remember it was designed to take them on regular officers and give them a chance to become regular officers. reservists, guardsman, officer types like myself. normally they would bring on 1,000 officers annually and after a year within minimum of four assignments about one-third of the group was selected or offered the opportunity to become regular officers. the korean war as you may remember started in june to be exact the 25th of june, 1950. and july 50. we deployed to korea still on the same old black battalion accept the commander. he was replaced by a white commander whose reassignment orders had been made before the war started. that is the outgoi
entire crew, mike hogewood saying so long from winston-salem, north carolina. >>> welcome to washington post weekend live. we look at the road that it took to get to miami and the orangemen and mike wise returns. you don't want to miss that. all that and more. washington post weekend live starts now. u hello and thanks for tuning in. the nfl is down to the final 2 teams as saints and colts punch their tickets to miami. this week was breaking down the games. what our panel thought about them. >> and they are putting licks on. >> he and farve, they will get to farve they take a hit and they take a licking and keep on ticking. >> farve's his ego makes him get up. once he was hurt he was throwing balls without velocity. within you look at the things that you go into the game. and he is on the jet's team. >> and very good. why didn't he play yesterday? number 21 was getting hit. lit up. and after about two big catches you bring sheppard off the bench. you stop, you go to if you can stop one of those guys garson but..., lowery. >> this the one but 21 was ate up the rest of the day. >> i see y
the commander, in the second division, in fort lewis, washington, where he was there to participate in an armywide program call competitive tour to become a regular army officer, and i suspected many of you recall what that program is all about. i should point out for the youngsters, that in those days, while the army may have been segregated, all of the schools were not. none of the schools were segregated. they were integrated. now, some of you senior soldiers may remember, comp tour was designed to take the non-regular officers and give them a chance to become regular officers. reservists, guardsmen, officer candidate types, like myself. normally, they would bring on about 1,000 officers annually, and after a year, we had minimum of four assignments, about a -- about one-third of the group were selected or offered the opportunity to become regular officers. the korean war, as you may remember, started in june, to be exact, the 25th of june, 1950. in july 1950, we deployed to korea and i was st. louis in that same all black battalion, except the commander. he was replaced by a whi
effort to roll back the clock to the 1980's, it matt i have covered in washington as a white house correspondent and understand how the fissile material, the pathogens, the chemicals got so widely spread and in the process of that research i got very lucky one day. i discovered the papers, from the kremlin of vitaly leonidivich katayev. mr. katayev was a professional staff member in the central committee. he passed away in 2001, but as i was doing my research i found he had left behind a large amount of documents from the time that he served on the central committee as a staff member. he was in the defense department which was responsible for the entire military industrial complex and mr. katayev was one of those fellows who lived by the power and of the lift up his pencil and his pen. he still dozens of large notebooks with notes every day of technical details, things that had happened in the kremlin, arms control, weapons decisions, and what is so fascinating about this archive, which will be available publicly to everybody at the hoover institution is that you get an inside view
the pressure of philip randolph and the march on washington that they gave in. you have a situation where if big business and republicans had their way you would have no price controls, no 40 hour week because they were against paying overtime, no hiring of minorities, you would have had a situation that makes the day's republicans look somewhat better. it was only because of extra parliamentary pressure like philip randolph's threat to move on washington that these things were finally changed. a threat which the communist party opposed because they were going after the war effort. in today's terms it is difficult to understand how reactionary much of the country was and what a difficult time roosevelt had and his own reluctance in many instances to do what in retrospect what would have been done. this brings me briefly to the holocaust where i have long documentation in the book because for the most part we're documenting things that aren't there. the p.m. did not say anything about holocaust until november of 1940 to when the rabbi made a famous speech in which he told the country this
reduce complications and surgeries. he appeared on c-span's washington journal. this is an hour. >> host: we are going to introduce you to our guest of the morning, dr. atul gawande who is a surgeon and also been inside the debate over public policy on health care for a decade and a half now. he has in the pastored the number of books including a surgeon's notes on performance, complications is surgeons note on imperfect science in his latest book called "the checklist manifesto" how to get things right. we are going to talk to him about that this morning. geren the clinton years he served as senior health policy advisors with both the campaign in the white house 92 to 93 and you can read him on a fairly regular basis in "the new yorker" so thanks for being here. when did you make the decisions in addition to practicing it would also be involved in health care policy? >> guest: i tried to avoid being a doctor for a while. the son of two indian doctors you naturally are going to become a doctor yourself then i wanted to push against my own inevitable path. and, during that time i got a ma
in the pac 10. washington state at washington. in the second half it was all huskies. on the break isaiah thomas is going to beat pondexter with 29 points in ten boards. stanford, sun devils on the road. glass ser outside to abbott. sun devils win 88-70. usc at oregon. in late second half malcolm armstead, 3 of his 18, ducks win 67-57. ucla taking on oregon state. ucla up three, michael roe on the money to tyler honeycut. ucla wins 62-52. don't forget highlights, tune in later tonight for "the final score" presented by burger king. more of the acura half-time report right after this. we' ootichin no so sho intina t has. you 'm the er. just mahapp d dintio filt... pa squ at rkes? sc wh scooters? ke wu're ing uch. f my dr... an b a bi i o go b chi ch. nighight i can just sleep. [ announcer ] the new international business class. only on american. we know why you fly. why el me? acura half-time report. 34-32, the top teams in the pac 10, the cal bears on top here at the mckale center, alongside marques johnson, i'm derrin horton. i know you had a chance to get on the floor with williams. wha
:00 on the sunnyside of washington and outside of new york. and it was in a cargo into the airport and people say do i sense a little accent? [laughter] in the art they know that i am not from new york that out from a kitchen that it does not exist anymore. from texas a balky and he said how long have you been here? it and i said the country's six or seven years. and you still speak like that. [laughter] ninth eight tata i would do anything because if i came to this country and worked for the bank or if the public deli your supermarket maybe buy now when i do the books i always look light galileo were a year or something and this alone and draw and time has moved again. i think what happens in my book i cannot quite express myself so once things are headed in the picture. of course, i would like people to open the book and find out for themselves what they see in the picture but we wanted the books to go out and promote the books and show people what you meant by each picture. but it would not be interesting enough if i just speaks so for be the solution is to show pictures because that is part of my
he refuses to allow her to come to washington with him, because he will not let people see a wife who does not obey him. he's not one of my favorite people. he asserted his masculine authority and set about with steely determination to break varina's will. he was more than willing, however, to privately harness all her intellectual skills, for throughout his career, he sought her opinion and advice on political matters, relied on her astute reading of the character and motivations of the political leaders, friend and foe around him, and took full advantage of her sometimes sad efforts to please him. the cost to varina's sense of herself was great. a fact that jefferson davis probably never noticed and if he did, did not care. yet, varina's power of observation and her appreciation of the absurd within her society could simply not be squelched. in her memoirs, she leaves us proof of her irrepressible character as she observes and die secretaries the foils of leading politicians, ridicules the conformity of women of her own social class and rudely assesses her husband's poor political i
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a wall which was my practical, and the children's area, baltimore-washington. now they changed the whole airport because they don't have the children's area. this is in the food court. evil who like to be still see it and it's on the if you haven't grease or catchup coming off, i guess you can just wipe it. which reminded that you really have beautiful ceramic tiles in his library. it's a beautiful library. congratulations. [applause] >> so this is 1989. this is a student. a student demonstration which happened on the 24th of november, and the police -- it was a moment when it looked like the police could kill people and then they didn't kill people. the things started to unfold so this was the moment when the wall -- i took my wife to be, my wife now, was microphone, and i brought her to prague. and said prague is a very quiet in the fall and we can take a walk in the old town. and we came from new york and it was like this warm evening and we walked up the street and we see these people walking with suitcases and teddy bears. looks like from some movie. we come to the park and were mor
and it was a big deal. i was in washington at the time as a capitol hill correspondent, and i remember the fer it cost and washington. defense secretary donald rumsfeld called the report reprehensible. cheney said he was offended. [laughter] bush called it upsurged and "the washington post" editorialized that, quote, the organization has tended to save its most vitriolic condemnation is not for the world's dictators but for the united states. it was a clear attempt to try -- officials attack you instead ignore you it is because they are scared of you. the white house attack on the group's credibility for me at that time was a clear affirmation of amnesty international's integrity and power. now, we are talking about the bush administration but it's important to note that this past wednesday president barack obama signed the national defense authorization act that in forces yet another attempt to conduct a commission trials. amnesty international and irene are once again pushing and changing the way that we see human rights. in a new campaign called demand dignity amnesty international is seeki
around the country to first lady obama. this event hosted by busboys and poet bookstore in washington, d.c. last about one hour and 20 minutes. >> it is such a pleasure to be here. this is such an exciting time for us and we are so pleased we have the opportunity to come and talk with you about this book debt has been a labor of love and passion so we are going to tell a little about it but before we do i'm going to turn this over to my colleague so she can say a few words, too. >> i'm very excited to be here, and especially excited a member of the contributors to the book have also joined. this has been a worldwide endeavor with people from all over the world, african-american women from one part of the united states to the other part and the caribbean as well as places like libya, cameroon, niger and other places in africa. so we are extremely excited about the historical occasion of the first african-american woman in the white house and the response of african-americans worldwide to the vacation. >> since peggy did mention the contributors, could we have them just stand right now? th
club in washington d.c. hosted the talk. >> it is good to be here and to be the capstone speaker for this year. i am going to talk about the topic of my book but much more broadly about the muslim world, the united states's perspective on relations with the muslim world and where do we go from here with the muslim world? for much of the past decade since the events of 9/11 we talked a lot about the muslim world. in our media it has become part of the language of our politics. it matters a lot to us. thinking often is the united states or the muslim world are not on the right path -- not on the same page. we fought a lot about how to fix that relationship and particularly think about writing those things that are not going right. that context, that worries us more than the question of extremism. the perception that the muslim world thinks too much about conservative ideas and too permissive towards extremism and this is something that will be addressed for policy consent. much of that is quite true. extremism is an issue of paramount concern. it is a foreign policy consideration.
and basically was an industrial czar working in washington during the war. he did what people did in those days and maybe it's unfortunate he can't do that now. people like lucius clay with confidence in their own abilities, there was a bunker underneath the american military headquarters in germany and part of that in berlin, part of that was a teletype room where they what teletype to washington and then on a screen much like this washington's answer would be typed out. that would be done in the middle of the night in europe. but basically that gave clay 20 and 48 hours on any decision he made, and this was a man as was the air force commander general curtis lemay. they made their decisions before the washington new with the questions were. today with instantaneous communications and what not, local commanders, local political, the state department had people in germany, washington gives all the orders. the most important order was given in washington and harry s. truman after the blockade began met with the joint chiefs of staff headed by a legend, omar bradley, the cabinet led by a military
was still on his great writer mission and offered a job as a summer intern by "the washington post" and he turned it down. he turned it down to become a stevedore on a derrick barge on the mississippi and the reason this was part of his great writer quest he felt that in doing so he could encounter so many crews of so many colorful characters that he could write a novel would be a serious contender to huckleberry finn. mark twain was the one he was trying to knock down. well, still, it didn't happen. but in his drawer, he says in his desk drawer their lies a manuscript still unfinished about the happenings on derrick barge on the mississippi. there is a captain coone, his name is, and i think this is as we have walter here this evening we ought to commit to him if he'd just get out that manuscript and polished off we will all come to hear you read from your book. what his -- i feel his new book american sketches is all about is a personal quest, but i felt that it was very much like quest or the mission of the aspen institute, of which he is the president and ceo, and part of that mission
bride." and wrote and was in "any dinner with andre." >> bruce bartlett appeared on c-span's washington journal to discuss his new book, the new american economy. the former reagan economic advisor says the government needs to raise taxes in order to stop the growth of our ever-expanding debt. the program is 45 minutes. >> we're joined by bruce bartlett, his new book, "the new american economy." you call yourself a supply-side or former supply-cider. what is supply-side economics. >> guest: it's a euphemism for an economic viewpoint that developed in the late 1970s where we had a problem of stag nation, rising unemployment and rising inflation, and the existing freestyle, economic freestyle was based on the theirs of john may understand canes which had been developed in the 1930s. those policies presupposed a deflation near situation so when you use them in an inflationary situation, all they did was make inflation worse, and the inflation eventually made the unemployment worse. so, the supply-ciders look around for a different way, and their philosophy was to tighten the money supply t
are expecting from the virginians." >> from the hudson institute from washington, d.c. a panel discussion on the life and work of cold war strategist herman kahn. mr. kahn believed to be one of the models for stanley kubrick dr. strangelove worked at the rand corporation before cofounding the hudson inste in 1961. this event is an hour 40 minutes. >> good afternoon and welcome. it's a great pleasure to see everybody here in the stern conference center of hudson institute. it's a great pleasure for me. i'm executive vice president of hudson. my name is john walters. i'm going to introduce two long time friends as well as important scholars on both the work and the meaning of herman kahn's work. herman kahn is the subject of panel, of course. there are two volumes in the lobby which you could buy, the media discussion is going to be on that book. a collection of works that was put together by hudson ceo ken weinstein. and then there's second book just recently published on escalation which is the -- one of the classics that you can purchase. several weeks ago i was at a swearing-in of some
of the revolution understand the role of people like washington and jefferson and such. but militarily speaking, virginia's role was gigantic, was huge. even though when you look for battlefields and you look for key events, military event, you don't find many except of course what happened at and at yorktown. nevertheless, virginia and served anywhere from canada all the way down to georgia on battlefields throughout and every huge part of the american army. including out less. so they played a crucial role in the war. and of course, and the revolution, and this is something in my research for other books, i've been kind of learning more about, the revolution was just the war from 1775-81. is also a lot of events that led up right you. 1760s, virginia played an important role in the opposition to british policies that led to combat in 1775. we played a leading role politically speaking, and of course militarily speaking. how did you come up with a title for the book? >> the title is something i came across about five years ago when i was doing research on my first book, which really happened b
it depletes public services and undermines our quality of life. and you all know of the washington monument syndrome. in our massive federal government whenever they get a little tight with the budget because they've blown it on all sorts of idiotic things. they close the washington monument because they want to annoy the tourists who will presumably go back to their districts and say, wow, they are cut to the bone in washington. they even had to shut down the washington monument. well, in san diego, which is the poster child, the city of san diego, for pension abuse, my goodness, they're talking about bulldozing the fire pits at the beach to save a few pennies because of the city's budget crunch. so expect more of those types of examples and that's due to the union power and the excessive spending. i go back to the point. it's a theme in the book. we're creating a two tiered society. and the more power unions have, the less accountability their members have and the more abuse we'll see. and it also -- union power destroys chances at reform. it's very hard to reform our educational system.
washington and jefferson and such, but militarily speaking virginias role was gigantic and huge. even though when you look for battlefields and you look for key advance you don't find many except at the end and yorktown. nevertheless virginia served everywhere from canada all the way down to georgia on battlefields throughout and there were a huge part of their american army including out west so they play a crucial role in the war and, of course, in the revolutions and this is something in my research for other books i have been learning more about the revolution was in just the word from 1775 through 81 or so but also a lot of events that led up prior 276 days and virginia played a prior role in the opposition to policy in britain that led two ultimately combat in 1775 so we played a leading role politically speaking and, of course, militarily speaking. >> had to come up with the title for the book? >> the title was something i came across about five years ago when i was doing research on my first book which really happen by accident. as a reactor, revolutionary war reactor, some of my fri
in washington. it's been a long kennedy democrat, long involved with hudson institute, was one of the main -- was the real first government contract that led to a long size of government contracts, work with the office of net assessment as well which herman kahn's friend andy marshall took over. and then the martin marietta corporation also gave hudson contract for work on air force. hudson in those days he came known -- can't believe kai-shek he did have assailed inside but he would bite the hand that fed us an overview the pentagon became upset with the famous vietnam study where hudson essentially presented to conclusions in the book at the side kahn favored that he thought the war could escalate and one and then the other side that thought it was time to think about beginning to pull out of vietnam which upset the pentagon, cost us money into a number of defense contractors that were not happy with conclusions of the hudson study. that's where the bunny was in the urges. kahn was a remarkable salesman. what he often told was himself. the institute following the famous 19 -- the famous
and then came to washington and worked forrim cooper, a conservative democrat from tennessee. i worked on the al gore president way back in '88. and then in '92, i came back from the middle of medical school which became the thing i keep falling back to because i didn't like depending on working for other people to figure out what i really think and how i can contribute. >> host: well, let's get to the 30,000 view of healthcare in the united states. will you give us your view on the healthcare they have and a size of that how much it costs us to get it and how many people don't have access. >> guest: in many ways we have amazing cutting edge healthcare. and we have access to unbelievable technologies. and unbelievably well-trained people. and at the same time you can find some really abysmal healthcare with lack of access in poor communities right within our own cities and neighborhoods. and that stark contrast is a major problem that we're struggling with. i'd say the second major problem we're struggling with is that the pieces don't fit together for any of us. the thing we're struggling with
international studies in washington, d.c. hosts this 90 minute event. >> my name is bruce, the director of the russian studies program, and i am very pleased to welcome you to this lecture by dr. r. g. brown. the even is co-sponsored by sais and st. ns college was this part of oxford university where dr. brown spent most of his professional career. archie brown is emeritus professor of politics at the university of oxford emeritus fellow of st. antony's college. he began his academic career with doctoral studies of the london school of economics and political science where he worked with leonard shapiro was the giants in the development of russian soviet studies in the west. from lsd, he moved to a lectureship in the department of politics and [applause] university and then on to oxford. the following decades he was a visiting professor of yale, columbia university and university of texas austin. in 1998 he was distinguished visiting fellow at the kellogg institute of international studies at the university of notre dame. i am personally interested to dr. kronman more than one sense. in
understand we have a baseball team the washington nationals not a very successful corporation have not been doing well on the field or off the field but they have a player named ryan sir men who had a great year. on the all-star team. does he deserve a bonus? yes. he had a great year and he got one but he is playing for a losing team. there owns a 200 games behind first-place. but they did not do well. but that does not matter. if you have a bonus structure it has to do directly with some wall street bonuses. the basic point* that argument that somehow someone is doing well will take away from someone else is answered. if your neighbor has a good year and has more money to remodel his house were landscape, that does not hurt you. if all of a sudden you live in a community or a small town and somebody has a small business moot -- booming that does not take away from your business come a brings more customers and has more energy. there is no finite amount of wealth. the notion corporate executives are corrupt and overpaid. some of them are but i cite several studies that have been done. busin
call with a baseball team, the washington nationals, not a very successful corporation. haven't been doing well on the field or off the field. however they have a player named brian zimmerman doing well on the all-star team. those rye ian zimmerman deserve a bonus? he had a great year, he does. and he got one. but he is pleading for a losing team. the nationals were like 200 games behind out of first place. not really. i think it was about 35. they didn't do well. but that doesn't matter. the point is if you have a bonus structure and this has to do directly with wall street bonuses. the basic point here is this argument that somehow the fact that someone is doing well is going to take away from someone else's is utterly absurd. if your neighbor all of a sudden has a very good year in business and has more money to remodel his house or really and skip the front yard orie a my source car that doesn't hurt you. if all of a sudden you live in a community say a small town and somebody has a business is booming and can create jobs and build a new storefront it doesn't take away from your
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